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#1
Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   313 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   796 comments
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1463 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1506 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   813 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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#9
It's Scary
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It’s scary How easy it is to hide the scars The pain To put on a mask And fake your way through a pointless day A pointless life It’s scary That nobody will ever be the wiser They’ll never know They won’t see you as you spiral... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#10
She Always Was
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I'd love for you to meet her... But... I am sorry to say...   Three years ago today, is when she passed away.   She stood up on the bridge, and didn't even cringe, as she looked down below on her premature demise.   She... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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refrigerator words This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Love Is the kind of word You find spinning in the ceiling fan. While I miss you Is hanging from the telephone receiver and falling on the hardwood floor. caught underfoot or away in the pantry. Soon Is resting, sleepy, in... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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#12
just listen
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You can tell me what you see Behind your painted eyelids, And  I will listen patiently, Like I’ve done since we were kids You can tell me about Him, You can tell me about you. I’ll sit cross legged on the floor, And listen like I... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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On the boy who told me self harm is stupid
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On the boy who told me self harm is stupid Your ignorance must be bliss To not know the razor blade tongue Slowly slicing soft skin To not know sanity silently slipping away To not know cinders burning into wrists It must be nice It was... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#14
Violent Tendencies
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I want to watch you burn in the pits of a fiery hell And realize,  you're no more than an angel who fell I'll tear your soul out and wait to defeat you I'm gonna make you hurt I'll throw you down in the dirt Dont talk You'll add fuel to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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I am a creator of words and imagination
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I am a creator of words and imagination I wonder what will heaven look like after i die and who the people that i loved that are now dead as i will i come to face I feel my consciousness speaking the difference of what is right and what is... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Those Three Words
There are moments when I'm with you that I just need a second to pause to look away and laugh You always wonder why I giggle and nod my head as if it's nothing But the truth is I'm trying to escape this reality These words linger in my... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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